Hi-Rez Studios, the crew behind the FPS MMO Global Agenda, have announced -- via a message board post over on the Global Agenda forums
that not only have they have acquired the rights the Tribes franchise from InstantAction.com but that a new game Tribes Universe is already in the pipeline.
While a formal announcement is still yet to be made, Hi-Rez Studios' CEO Erez Goren explained that the intention is for the game to support over 100 players simultaneously in massive maps with air and ground vehicles, many weapons, clan support and of course, Tribes mainstays jetpacks and "skiiing".
Goren also mentions that an Alpha test of Tribes: Universe should kick off in early 2011 with "Global Agenda players with level 50 characters will have priority in entering Alpha and Beta testing.".
Let's hope we can get some more info and a trailer and a screenshot or two before that.